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Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots

These Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots are the sweetest and easiest side dish around! Perfectly caramelized with a tender center, your kids will love them just as much as you do!

Honey balsamic roasted carrots topped with fresh parsley and ready to serve.

Easy Flavor Packed Roasted Carrots!

I’m not sure why, but carrots have always been a veggie my kids will eat. Maybe it’s because they’re naturally sweet, maybe it’s because they’re not green. Whatever the reason, when my kids were younger and less adventurous eaters, we ate carrots – a lot!

I love a glazed carrot, but sometimes the same-old, same-old starts to feel, well – the same and old, ya know? This recipe puts a new spin on a glazed carrot, by roasting them and adding in some different flavors, like balsamic!

These Honey Balsamic Carrots are sweet enough that your kids will gobble them up but also so elegant that grown ups will feel like they’re being treated to something special.

Raw bunch of carrots, ready to be prepped for roasting.

Recipe Ingredients

You’re not going to need more than carrots and a few pantry staples for this flavor packed side dish.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • carrots
  • balsamic vinegar
  • olive oil
  • honey
  • garlic
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • chopped fresh parsley
Raw carrots dusted with salt and pepper ready for roasting.

How to Roast Carrots

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 375˚F. Wash, peel, and halve your carrots lengthwise.
  2. Place the prepped carrots on a rimmed baking sheet and set it aside.
  3. Combine: In a small bowl, combine your balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk everything together until it is thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Brush: Brush the carrots with about ⅔ of the glaze.
  5. Roast: Roast the carrots for 15 minutes.
  6. Flip: Flip the carrots over and brush with remaining glaze. Continue to roast your carrots for another 15 minutes or until they’re fork tender. The cooking time will depend on the size of the carrots. 
  7. Serve: Remove the pan from the oven. Transfer the carrots to a serving plate, garnish them with chopped parsley, and serve. 
Honey balsamic roasted carrots topped with fresh parsley and ready to serve.

How Long to Roast Carrots?

Carrots do need some time to get to the perfect fork tender that we want. I’ve found that 30 minutes will usually do the trick. This can vary based on your oven, though. 

The best way to know they’ve been roasted long enough is to stick a fork into the thickest part of the carrot. If it slides in and out without needing any force, they are perfect. 

Literally, if you can put a fork in them – they’re done!

Serving Suggestions

I serve my Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots topped with some fresh chopped parsley. I really like the flavor and freshness it adds. 

Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots go great on the side of any roasted meat. I’m thinking a nice roast pork, pot roast, or even roasted rack of lamb! I love to pair them with other sides like potatoes and a green veggie. Since carrots can be sweet, a great side to pair them with are tart brussel sprouts

Really, you’ll be happy with these on the side of almost any hearty dinner!

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • If we end up with any leftover Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots, I store them in an airtight container in my refrigerator for about 3-5 days. 
  • To reheat them, I place them on a baking sheet and pop them in a 325˚F oven for about 5 minutes, or until they are heated through. 
Pan of sweet Honey Balsamic Oven Roasted Carrots
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5 from 5 votes

Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots

These Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots are the sweetest and easiest side dish around! Perfectly caramelized with a tender center, your kids will love them just as much as you do!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to roast carrots, roasted carrots in oven, roasted carrots recipe, whole roasted carrots
Servings: 4
Calories: 185kcal

Ingredients

  • 10 large carrots washed, peeled, and halved, lengthwise
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Place prepped carrots on a rimmed baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper; whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Brush carrots with ⅔ of the glaze.
  • Roast for 15 minutes.
  • Flip carrots over; brush with remaining glaze and continue to roast for 15 minutes more, or until fork tender. Cooking time will depend on the size of the carrots.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Transfer to a serving plate, garnish with chopped parsley, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 603mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 30071IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg

12 Comments

  • Beth Pierce
    May 26, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    5 stars
    These are delicious and an easy side dish! Thanks!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 27, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      I hope you enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Catalina
    May 27, 2020 at 6:37 am

    5 stars
    My kid loves carrots and I am sure he will love this recipe! Must try!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 27, 2020 at 5:26 pm

      I hope you and your family enjoy it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Kevin
    May 27, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    5 stars
    The flavor of these carrots are spot on!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 27, 2020 at 5:25 pm

      Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Cathy
    May 27, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Love the honey balsamic combo!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 28, 2020 at 3:28 pm

      Thank you, Cathy! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sara Welch
    May 28, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    5 stars
    Quite possibly the best way to enjoy carrots! Even my picky eaters gobbled these up!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      May 29, 2020 at 4:10 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sandra
    May 31, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    5 stars
    I loved it! Such a delicious side dish!

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    • Katerina Petrovska
      June 2, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

      Reply

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